Notable Twin Cities: 11/26-12/2


Sunday 11/26: It’s the The Common Good Book Club! November’s novel is Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor and the club is free and open to all. Common Good Books, 5 p.m., free.

Monday 11/27: Deb Perelman will be presenting Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant and Unfussy New Favorites. Shir Tikvah Synagogue, 6:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 11/28: November’s special installment of the 555 reading series will feature twice the number of usual readers, it’ll be in a special location: Moon Palace Books. Ten Twin Cities female poets will read five minutes of fresh work and sit for a panel/conversation about what it means to write and be in these times. Moon Palace Books, 8 p.m., free.

Dale Mulfinger will be presenting his new book The Family Cabin: Inspiration for Camps, Cottages, and Cabins. Common Good Books, 7 p.m. free.

Wednesday 11/29 Show up for this one: novelist, poet, essayist, and screenwriter Chris Abani will be discussing his work. Coffman Memorial Union, 7 p.m., free.

Kathleen Novak will be reading from her new book Rare Birds, and signing copies. SubText Books, 7 p.m., free.

Caroline Fraser will be presenting Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 11/30: Paula Carter will be presenting her debut collection of flash memoir, No Relation. She will be joined by local poet Katharine Rauk and essayist Karen Babine. Common Good Books, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 12/1: Bao Phi and Shannon Gibney will read from their recent work, and they’ll discuss their essays in “A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota.” Normandale Community College, 12 p.m., free.

Alicia Eler will be reading from her book The Selfie Generation: How Our Self-Images Are Changing Our Notions of Privacy, Sex, Consent, and Culture. Common Good Books, 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 12/2: The artist Kickliy will be signing copies of his Musnet book series and doing charcoal sketch portraits. Boneshaker Books, 11 a.m., free.

Mary Dougherty will be signing copies of her book Life in a Northern Town: Cooking, Eating, and Other Adventures Along Lake Superior. Common Good Books, 2 p.m., free.


Here’s a thing: Okay, this one’ll make you sit up in your chair: it’s The Loft’s 2018 Pitch Conference. It’s exactly what it sounds like: excellent literary agents are coming to Minneapolis to talk about what they do and to listen to your pitches. And it’s in April, so you’ve got some time to finish that manuscript. Perfect.


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Abby Anderson is a fiction writer and an MFA candidate at Hamline University. She lives in Minneapolis with an extra large cat, many books, and lots of crap from estate sales. More from this author →